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Alex Puccio climbs New Base Line, Font 8B+

Alex Puccio has repeated Bernd Zangerl's classic New Base Line, Font 8B+, at Magic wood/Averstal, Switzerland. When the problem was put up in 2002, 8C was suggested, but after a few repeats it came down to Font 8B+.

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Alex Puccio, Munich World cup final 2017
© Björn Pohl

This was the third female ascent of the problem after Shauna Coxsey and Anna Stöhr.

It was also Alex's third of the grade after Jade and The Wheel of Chaos, both of which she climbed three years ago. It seems she is now finally back to full strength after all the injuries she's been plagued with.


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Alex is one of the most successful climbers of her generation. In total, she has climbed 31 Font 8Bs or harder. She has been climbing at a high level since 2006 when she climbed her first Font 8A and has made steady...

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